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WESCO SENIOR CENTER NEWS LETTER FOR NOVEMBER 2018

LET US BEGIN BY WISHING ALL A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY  A SPECIAL TIME TO GIVE THANKS AND SHARE A FAMILY MEAL ALONG WITH THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR ALL THAT WE ARE BLESSED WITH. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR ALL WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE. PLEASE REMEMBER ALL OF THE FLOOD VICTIMS THAT ARE SUFFERING AND HAVE SUFFERED EVER SINCE THE HURRICANE SEASON THAT TOOK ALL OF THEIR LIFE VALUABLES AND FAMILY MEMBERS AWAY. OUR PRAYERS SHOULD REMAIN WITH THEM FOR A RECOVERY FROM THEIR LOSSES. WE ALSO WANT TO THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO ASSIST IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS WITH THEIR RECOVERY. ALL OF YOU ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED IN MORE WAYS THAN WORDS CAN EXPRESS.

WE HOPE THAT EVERYONE ENJOYED THE FOOD, FELLOWSHIP, ENTERTAINMENT AND MORE THAT WAS PROVIDED FOR THE MEMBERSHIP PARTY FOR OUR CENTERS MEMBERS. WE ALSO HOPE THAT EVERYONE ENJOYS AND APPRECIATES THE  NEWLY PURCHASED REFRIGERATOR FOR OUR KITCHEN AREA.

PLEASE TAKE TIME ON NOVEMBER 11TH. VETERANS DAY TO ASSIST ALL VETERANS WITH HAVING A GREAT DAY OF BEING THANKFUL AND BEING THANKED BY ALL FOR THEIR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY IN SO MANY WAYS. THEY DESERVE TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR ALL OF THEIR SACRIFICIES THAT WERE MADE BY THEM FOR ALL OF US TO ENJOY OUR FREEDOM AND MORE. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 12TH. IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY.

THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON THE 22ND. & 23RD. FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS SO THAT ALL CAN ENJOY AND BE THANKFUL FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ALL BLESSINGS THAT WE RECEIVE. NOVEMBER 6TH. IS ELECTION DAY, SO PLEASE VOTE AND SUPPORT YOUR CHOICES .

THIS IS THE MONTH THAT WE WILL BE VOTING ON YOUR NOMINATIONS AT THE OCTOBER LUNCHEON THAT WERE MADE. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE NOMINEE’S WHO WERE SELECTED TO BE VOTED ON. WE ARE SURE THAT ALL WHO WERE SELECTED WILL BE A GOOD CHOICE/SELECTION TO ASSIST WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR CENTER FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.

OUR SICK LIST FOR LAST MONTH AND MORE WERE STILL QUITE LONG. DOUG SAUCIER STILL CONTINUES TO BE IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL DUE TO NOT EATING AND FEEDING TUBE ISSUES WITH HIS HEALTH. PLEASE KEEP DOUG IN YOUR PRAYERS. BILL JAMES IS NOW HOME AND RECOVERING FROM A BROKEN HIP BUT IS STILL NOT ALLOWED TO BE OUT AND AMONG OTHERS AT THIS TIME DUE TO HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM ISSUES. SUSAN HENDRICKS FATHER PASSED AWAY, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HER AND THE FAMILY FOR THEIR LOSS. SUE SINOPLE IS NOW ABLE TO DRIVE AFTER HER LAST SURGERY, AND I AM SURE THAT SHE IS GLAD AS WELL. CAROL PARNELL’S SISTER IS GOING TO NEED SOME EYE SURGERY DONE DUE TO HAVING VISION PROBLEMS, SHE NOW LIVES WITH CAROL SINCE MOVING TO PENSACOLA. WE WANT TO WELCOME HER HERE AS WELL AS BECOMING A MEMBER OF OUR CENTER AS WE WISH ALL OF OUR NEW MEMBERS THE SAME. IT IS NICE TO HAVE ALL OF YOU JOINING AND BECOMING ONE OF US. BILL SMITH HAD SOME MINOR SURGERY, THEN IS SCHEDULED TO HAVE EYE SURGERY AS WELL.  LAJUNE SMITH HAD TO HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL X-RAYS DONE DUE TO RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS AND TIREDNESS AND LACK OF ENERGY. WE WISH THEM BOTH GOOD LUCK AND A SAFE AND SPEEDY RECOVERY. GWEN CHILDERS HAD EYE SURGERY AND IS RECOVERING QUITE WELL, BLESSINGS TO HER AS WELL. SAM EDWARDS HAS LOST TWO BROTHERS WITHIN THE LAST MONTH OR SO, OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS GO OUT TO HIM AND THE FAMILY. ANNA ROBILLARD IS RECEIVING CANCER TREATMENTS FOR HER STAGE THREE CANCER ISSUES. WE PRAY FOR HER TO HAVE A SAFE AND SPEEDY PROCESS OF BECOMING CANCER FREE. AL CAVALIER WAS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH ISSUES OF LOW OXYGEN LEVEL, IRREGULAR HEART BEAT AND OTHER CONCERNS. HE HAD TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THREE DAYS TO RECEIVE THE MEDICATION THAT HAD TO BE NECESSARY FOR THE PROCEDURES. PAM ROHANDS HUSBAND IS DOING SOMEWHAT BETTER WITH HIS LONG TERM OF CANCER ISSUES HE HAS HAD. LORRAINE BEERMAN’S HUSBAND IS DOING BETTER BUT IS STILL HAVING TO SEE HIS DOCTORS ON OCCASION, WE WISH  BOTH OF THE GENTLEMAN A SAFE AND PROSPEROUS RECOVERY FROM THEIR CANCER . BERNICE SHIRES SIST WHO IS A MEMBER OF OUR CENTER FROM HER RESIDENCE IN SAVANNA ,GEORGIA HAS BEEN DIAGNOSIED WITH STAGE 3 CANCER AND OTHER ISSUES WITH HER HEALTH. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FOR A SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY. MILLIE BASS HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH LUPUS. WE WISH HER A SAFE AND SPEEDY RECOVERY WITH HER DEALINGS OF HER ILLNESS.JEANNINE FINCH HAS BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL WITH HEALTH CONCERNS AND KIDNEY PROBLEMS. WE WISH HER A SAFE AND SPEEDY RECOVERY AS WELL WITH HER ISSUES . MARGOT ROBINSON HAD A FALL AT HOME AND HAS A FRACTURED NECK AND SEVERAL BRUISES AND HAD TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A WEEKEND. WE WISH HER A SAFE AND SPEEDY RECOVERY. ANN CROSBY IS IN VIRGINIA WITH HER SON AT THIS TIME. THERE IS NO DATE AS TO WHEN SHE WILL BE RETURNING TO BE WITH US, WE HOPE THAT SHE IS DEALING WITH SOME HEALTH ISSUES WITH HER EYES AND OTHER ISSUES OF CONCERN SO THAT SHE CAN GET BETTER.FAYE OSBAHR’S SON PASSED AWAY, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FOR HER LOSS.

THIS IS A REMINDER THAT ALL MEMBERS DUES ARE DUE FOR 2019 BEGINNING NOW OR IN JANUARY 2019. YOUR DUES ARE GOOD FROM JANUARY 1-DECEMBER 31ST. OF EACH YEAR. THE MONTH, DAY AND YEAR THAT YOU JOIN WESCO IS NOT A LIFETIME OF MEMBERSHIP. THE FRONT OFFICE WOULD LIKE TO ASK THAT YOU TAKE CARE OF PAYING YOUR DUES AND OTHER CONCERNS/ ISSUES DURING THE HOURS OF 7:00A.M. AND 12:OO NOON, MONDAY-FRIDAY IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

THIS IS A REMINDER THAT THE THRIFT STORE IS STILL IN NEED OF A WORKING THRIFT STORE MANAGEMENT PERSON. IT REQUIRES, HONESTY, HEAVY LIFTING, PACKING &UNPACKING ITEMS, ASSISTING WITH BRINGING IN DONATIONS, PICK UPS OF DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS, PRICING ITEMS, CHANGING OUT ITEMS OF SEASONAL OCCASIONS, CLEANING, MOVING ITEMS AROUND, RESTOCKING ITEMS, AND MORE. THEY MUST HAVE THE THRIFT STORE AT HEART FOR MAKING FUNDS FOR OUR CENTER. THE HOURS ARE MONDAY- THURSDAY 8:30 -11:00 A.M. IF WE DO NOT GET THIS REQUEST BY THE 25TH OF OCTOBER THE THRIFT STORE WILL HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO CLOSE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OR UNTIL JANUARY. IF NO ONE HAS MADE AN OFFER BY JANUARY TO ACCEPT THE JOB AS A VOLUNTEER AS WE ALL ARE, THEN THE THRIFT STORE WILL REMAIN CLOSED  AND ALL ITEMS WILL BE LIQUIDATED OUT AND THE STORE WILL BE CLOSED PERMANENTLY. THIS IS THE DECISION MADE BY THE OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT OUR OCTOBER MEETING. THERE IS NO ONE IN THE THRIFT STORE THAT IS UNDER THE AGE OF 70, AND HEALTH ISSUES IS BECOMING THEIR CONCERNS FOR SOME WHO CAN NO LONGER DO WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BE DONE TO MAKE IT WORK FOR FUNDING OUR CENTER.

THE NEW LIBRARY HOURS ARE MONDAY-WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 9:00 -11:00 A.M.CLOSED ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAY.

WE WANT TO THANK THE BAND SOUTHERN STAR FOR THE MUSIC ON THE 28TH. OF SEPTEMBER DUE TO LINN CAMPBELL’S (ROUTE 66) WIFE LINDA HAVING A KNEE REPLACEMENT AND THEY WERE NOT AVAILABLE. WE HOPE THAT HER SURGERY WENT WELL. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT BUT THE WEATHER DID NOT WANT TO CO-OPERATE WITH US, “TO MUCH RAIN”.

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THOSE FAMILY’S AND VICTIMS OF  HURRICANE MICHAEL THAT TOUCHED DOWN IN THE MEXICO BEACH, PANAMA CITY BEACH AND SURROUNDING AREAS. WE NEVER KNOW WHEN A SITUATION OF THAT NATURE MAY COME OUR WAY.THERE WERE A  LOSS OF SEVERAL LIVES ,BUT WE ARE SAD FOR ALL OF THE FAMILY’S THAT LOSS THEIR LOVED ONES. FROM THE LOOKS OF DAMAGES THAT TOOK PLACE IT IS QUITE DEPRESSING AND SAD FOR SUCH A HORRIFIC THING TO TAKE PLACE SO SUDDENLY. YOU CAN ALWAYS REPLACE YOUR PROPERTY AND BELONGINGS BUT NEVER A LIFE. SO LETS ALL HOPE FOR THE BEST AND FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE A HELPFUL AND BLESSED RECOVERY FROM THEIR LOSSES.

THIS IS A REQUEST FROM THE OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ANY MEMBER WHO HAS RELOCATED TO A DIFFERENT ADDRESS OR CHANGED YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR HAVE DELETED A LANDLINE PHONE NUMBER, TO PLEASE MAKE THE CORRECTIONS OR CHANGES IN THE FRONT OFFICE SO THAT THE INFORMATION IS CORRECT IN CASE ANYONE NEEDS TO BE CONTACTED DUE TO AN EMERGENCY OR IF THE CENTER WILL NOT BE OPEN DUE TO A SITUATION THAT IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. SOMETIMES BAD WEATHER AND ETC. MAY OCCUR, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN THE STORM (MICHAEL) APPEARED AND WE WERE NOT SURE OF THE LOCATION IT WAS TO HIT, BINGO HAD TO BE CANCELLED AND THE CENTER CLOSED. IN THE HURRICANE SEASON OR SEVERE WEATHER ANY THING CAN HAPPEN OR OCCUR AT ANY GIVEN TIME. THE NUMBER TO CALL AND CHECK ON SITUATIONS IS 850-453-7431(WESCO CENTER). IT IS MUCH EASIER FOR ANYONE TO CALL THE CENTER ON OCCASIONS TO SEE IF ANY EVENT THAT YOU NORMALLY ATTEND ON THAT DAY MIGHT BE CANCELLED IN CASE OF AN EXTREME EMERGENCY, THAN IT IS TO TRY AND CALL ALL OF THE MEMBERSHIP FOR ANY CLOSINGS OR ETC. WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE’S CO-OPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING WITH THESE REQUEST.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR NOMINEE’S THAT WERE NOMINATED AT THE OCTOBER LUNCHEON. WE ARE SURE THAT ALL WILL BE DOING A GREAT JOB AS THE NEXT YEAR APPROACHES US. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WHEN YOU ACCEPT THE JOB (AS A VOLUNTEER) AS ALWAYS THAT YOU TRULY TRY AND ATTEND THE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING TO ASSIST WITH MAKING DECISIONS AND ETC. AS TO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR CENTER AND ITS PROGRAMS AND MORE. WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU FOR COMING ABOARD AND BEING ONE OF US WHO CAN IMPROVE AND CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR CENTER TO BE THE BEST ONE IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

 

UNTIL NEXT MONTH,

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